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Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
foreign relations hearing that looks at way to improve security at u.s. embassy overseas. and governors from as cro the country meet in milwaukee for the official national governor association summer meeting. >>> today the state department issued world wide travel alert focused on regions in the middle east and north africa after the department received information that al qaeda could be planning attacks throughout the month of august. as precaution they announce they would be closing as many as 21 embassy and consulate in countries such as iran, egypt, libya, afghanistan, and yemen effected sunday. it remains in effect until the end of the month. a few weeks ago the was a tounge of hearing on capitol hill. the state department's head of diplomatic security was among the witnesses taking questions about measures congress and the state department could take in insuring safety of -- it's less than an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >>> the the hearing will come to order. today our real focus is ensuring a security of our missions abroad and the safety
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
interests that are preventing us from taking the action that all americans need. this is the archetypal fight between the public good, between an important public security issue and a private special interest that is defending itself, that is defending its right to pollute, that is endistinguishing its ability to compromise our atmosphere, compromise our health, compromise our great oceans and waters. this should be an easy struggle. this should be an easy struggle. but it's not, and it will be a mark of shame on this generati generation, and it will a mark of shame on this buildin buildit i have goin' the choice between the clear information from the -- that given the choice between the clear frftion from the scientists shall the clear experience of what is happening in all of our states and the power of the special interests, we ignored the first and we yielded to that power of those special interests. mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. whitehouse: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: i ask that the senate proceed to the immediate con
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